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Date:      Mon, 29 Apr 2019 22:43:53 +0100
From:      Francis Little <oggy@farscape.co.uk>
To:        Dennis Clarke <dclarke@blastwave.org>
Cc:        freebsd-ppc@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: from bugid 235060 FreeBSD-12.0-RELEASE-powerpc-powerpc64-disc1.iso install test
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I've just noticed, I don't have usefdt set, I must have done a typo on the
loader the first boot.

Booting with usefdt=1, the system panics.

The system is booted with out usefdt and showing all 4 cores.

Regards


On Mon, 29 Apr 2019 at 21:58, Dennis Clarke <dclarke@blastwave.org> wrote:

>
> re: https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=235060#c17
>
>  > Francis Little 2019-04-29 20:48:16 UTC
>  >
>  > Hi, not sure if its useful,
>  >
>  > I have just installed 12.0-RELEASE - using:
>  > FreeBSD-12.0-RELEASE-powerpc-powerpc64-disc1.iso - on a PowerMac G5
>  > Quad with 8GB Ram, the system booted from the CD and installed fine
>  > with no intervention.
>  >
>  > On rebooting after the install, I had to set usefdt=1 to get it to
>  > boot as the system would just freeze part way through the kernel
>  > loading.
>
> Very good to know.
>
> That is what I see however I also use kern.smp.disabled so the question
> I have is how may processor cores are you seeing as functional?
>
>
>
> --
> Dennis Clarke
> RISC-V/SPARC/PPC/ARM/CISC
> UNIX and Linux spoken
> GreyBeard and suspenders optional
>



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